Preferred Things



Ivy Notes S1 E15

Before I forget, Jay Butler is running 15% off the entire site today. Famous for the bit loafer, they do a great penny loafer too, belts, etc. My impression after wearing the bit loafers and the penny loafers is that everything Jay Butler sells is worth more than you pay for it. And the owner



The Andover Shop WOCBD Review Is Coming Thursday, But Here, If You Work There, You Can Probably Save On Shipping.

The Cambridge and Andover locations of The Andover Shop are looking for seasoned full and part-time sales associates. This is a unique opportunity to work for one of America’s oldest and most distinguished haberdashers. With 70 years of history behind it, The Andover Shop has served as a steward of classic American style for generations. Successful candidates should





Question Marc

Editor’s Note:  Our first round of questions for Marc Chevalier, whose Ivy History cred stands up with anyone’s.  As always, you can email me questions or just put them in the comments.   And that last question, we already voted, the quarter zip is in.  🙂 Q:  Are there other types of collars, other than the


A Consideration Of The Pocket Square.

We are still struggling to get the world back in ties.  It isn’t as hard as it was a year ago, two years ago, but the battle is far from over.  I got sent articles (plural) yesterday (and thank you) about working denim into your office portfolio.   I have done you the service of reprinting


Ivy Notes S1 E8

First, the WOCBD review is working out.  Next up is Eagle.  If you have not heard of Eagle, they are a line Macy’s carries.   There are plenty of readers here who know the business better than I, maybe you can get us some history of the brand.   On the Victor post we got into a


The Victor Besnard WOCBD Review

Editor’s Note: There were some questions about sleeve length and measurement here. For a guide on how to measure shirts and convert between European and American measuring, Mr. Bresnard published this piece. From his email response to me this morning: “I have noticed that Americans measure sleeves differently than Europeans. We measure from the top



Meet Kent Wang, Accidentally Ivy

We are going through the archives  for any number of reasons, and I came across an collaboration between the site and Kent Wang.  This is Kent Wang. Kent Wang is currently living in an RV in Europe.  Actually, traveling through Europe.  I didn’t know that when I reached out to say that I admired the


Ivy Notes S1-E6

Uniqlo has a navy blazer out that was brought to my attention from Jakob in an email.  You can check it out here.  Jakob wrote: To my admittedly novice eye for Ivy, it looks like this checks most of the boxes for the ideal Navy Blazer: sack-cut, undarted, swell stitching, patch pockets, and even brass


Women’s Ivy Begins Monday

Quick note for the weekend,  the paperwork is done, and Zoë Burnett is official as the Creative Director of Women’s Ivy. Zoë will oversee the creation and development of our Women’s Ivy section, as as well as write for the site in general and also work as an essential part of our Redesign Team. To